Islanders' crazy third-period scoring blitz makes NHL playoff history.
On Friday, the New York Islanders were battling for their playoff survival, and they showed it by making NHL history in Game 3 of their clash with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The New York Islanders were tied 1-1 heading into the third period with the series up 2-0. Up until Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal with just under four
minutes remaining in the third period, which caused everything to change. The floodgates were unlocked in that instant.
Palmieri's goal was not only the New York Islanders' first power-play goal of the playoffs (their dismal power-play record went back far further and began in February),
but it was also the first of the four fastest goals ever scored in a playoff game.
According to the box score on NHL.com, Palmieri scored with 3:51 remaining in the third period, and Matt Martin soon after with 3:07 left to play in the game.
Unbelievably, just over two minutes after Palmieri's goal, Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee of the New York Islanders also scored.
With 1:49 left, Mayfield scored his goal, and with 1:33 left, Lee scored.That means the New York Islanders scored four goals in the span of two minutes and eighteen second
s, for those keeping track.
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